Lenten services from 6-7 p.m.

This year for Lenten services we are going to do a simple bread and soup supper starting at 6 p.m. followed by a short discussion on Bible verses suggested by The United Church of Christ. This discussion will last about 20 to 30 minutes.

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Schedule and Announcements for February 18

Schedule

  • Sunday, February 18 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice; 5 p.m. – Free Community Meal at Granite Falls Lutheran Church
  • Wednesday, February 21 @ 6 p.m. – Lenten Supper/Meditation
  • Sunday, February 25 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday, February 28 @ 6 p.m. – Lenten Supper/Meditation; 7:15 p.m. – Peggy K’s home

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns – Liz DeBliek; Fay Kuznia; Kling family; Pearl’s granddaughter Jenny had surgery; People of Capetown – no drinking water; People in Puerto Rico still without power; Pete Sheffler – ankle surgery
  • Joys – Almost 30 people helped on Saturday to prepare for meatball dinner; John’s expression of leadership-new moderator; Anderson’s new great-grandbaby Colton James; Danceline going to State for both teams.

Meatball Dinner and Visitation Information

This is a gentle reminder that there is meatball making tomorrow – Saturday 2/10 – at 9:02 a.m. We hope to see many of you there.

Please note that the visitation for Matthew Kling (son of Wayne and LouAnne Kling) will be on Monday 2/12 from 5-7 p.m. at Granite Falls Lutheran Church and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service which will be at 1 p.m., also at Granite Falls Lutheran Church.

We will be having Lenten services from 6-7 p.m. beginning on February 21, 2018 with a Soup/Bread supper at 6 p.m. followed by a Bible Study. This will continue every Wednesday during Lent – 2/21/18, 2/28/18, 3/7/18, 3/14/18, and 3/21/18.

Schedule and Announcements for February 4

Schedule

  • Sunday, February 4 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Saturday, February 10 @ 9:02 a.m. – Meatball Dinner Prep
  • Sunday, February 11 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Tuesday, February 13 @ 4:30 p.m. – Fat Tuesday Dinner
  • Wednesday, February 14 – Ash Wednesday

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns – Government shutdown; flu going around.
  • Joys – Dick is back with his church family; Hallings back safely from South Carolina; Laura made it to Bulgaria; we’re still watching football that matters in January.

Schedule and Announcements for January 21

Schedule

  • Sunday, January 21 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice; 4:30 p.m. – Community Dinner
  • Wednesday, January 24 @ 6 p.m. – Pot Luck; 7 p.m. – Annual Meeting
  • Sunday, January 28 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice

Announcements

  • Christian Ed is looking for a Sunday School teacher in February.

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Dick A.; Harold Anderson family; mudslides in California; vile racism that seems to be part of national dialogue; people struggling with addictions; homeless (cold temps).
  • Joys: Laura B. leaving for a semester in Bulgaria; Karen M. has applied for secretary position; Dick thanks GF UCC; Knowledge Bowl team with Drake L. took 1st place; Becky L. accepted into Carlson School of Business.

Schedule and Announcements for January 7

Schedule

  • Sunday, January 7 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday, January 10 @ 6:30 p.m. – Church Council
  • Sunday, January 14 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Sunday, January 21 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday, January 24 @ 6 p.m. – Pot Luck; 7 p.m. – Annual Meeting

Announcements

  • Please have annual reports in to the office by January 10th.

Schedule and Announcements for December 16

Schedule

  • Saturday, December 16 @ 4-9 p.m. – Paul & Dan’s Christmas party
  • Sunday, December 17 @ 9 a.m. – Music Sunday/Worship Service
  • Thursday, December 21 @ 5:30 p.m. – Community Caroling
  • Sunday, December 24 @ 9 a.m. – Christmas Eve Service
  • Monday, December 25 @ 11:30 a.m. – Community Christmas Dinner, Granite Falls Lutheran Church

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Healing for Hazel; Harold Anderson; Margaret Johnson; Liz DeBlieck; turmoil in Mideast around Jerusalem; wildfires in southern California.
  • Joys: Peggy Kvam’s nephew is back playing hockey after recovery from injuries; Land Stewardship Project was honored for winning frac sand mining ban in SE Minnesota; beautiful sunset last night.

*Please continue to return Pastor Dan’s survey.

Next week’s readings:

  • Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
  • Psalm 126
  • 1 Thess 5:16-24
  • John 1:6-8, 19-28